The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) denied an emergency stay request from the State of Alabama on Tuesday over an August ruling by a panel of three federal judges barring Alabama from using a congressional map it passed in a special session in July in the upcoming 2024 election.
Effectively, the decision by SCOTUS means one of the three congressional redistricting proposals submitted by a court-appointed special master on Monday to the court will be used in the 2024 election.
Each map would place Coffee County, which is currently represented by second congressional district U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), into the first congressional district, potentially pitting Moore against incumbent U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile).
View all three maps here.
Under all three proposals, Democrat candidates would be favorites in both congressional districts 2 and 7. The second congressional district features a black voting-age population of 48.5% to 50.1% in all three plans. The seventh congressional district features a black voting-age population of 51.9% to 52.8% in all three plans.
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